[coreboot] [PATCH] Enable compatible mod on SIL3114

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Mon May 17 02:58:03 CEST 2010

On 16.05.2010 13:28, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> On 5/16/10 12:20 PM, Rudolf Marek wrote:
>> But I vote for DRIVERS_SII because we can add all other SATA SIL
>> because they are all compatible.
> why "SII" not "SIL" then? just asking... is that the name of the "group
> of devices"?

AFAIK someone from Silicon Image sent a mail to the Linux kernel mailing
list some time ago and explained that SiI (uppercase S, lowercase i,
uppercase I) was the preferred spelling/capitalization, but sii and SII
were OK as well. The SIL variant was caused by people who mistook the
last letter (uppercase I) for a lowercase l and then changed
capitalization of the misread word to all-uppercase or all-lowercase.

However, it seems that even inside Silicon Image some people use SIL,
but they seem to be in the minority.
The following (unrelated to the device the mail was about) PDF uses a
font where uppercase I and lowercase l look different:



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